Friday October 12th to Sunday the 14th, Sala San Marco transformed to host Spring/Summer 2013 Ottawa Fashion Week.
On opening night, designer Yolande Deschesnes of Yola Couture showed off her modern and feministic designs. Not only are they form-flattering, her separates are easy to incorporate into existing wardrobes.
Yola Couture/ Yolande Deschenes/ Photos by art-photo.ca
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Recent UCLA graduates, Ashleigh Kaspszak and Tim Knapp shared their American label EYE THREAD on DAY 2 of OFW. This made-to-order couture showcased vibrant and exciting colours for Spring/Summer. The best part? Designers created their runway looks around U.S made fabrics!
EYE THREAD/ Ashleigh and Tim/ Photos by art-photo.ca
Jana Hanzel & Emilia Torabi’s bold Volcano collection was all about the steaming hot red! Their collection erupted in various textures including silk, lace and chiffon. Their suitable styles and up scale looks exuded ladylike silhouettes.
Volcano collection/ Jana Hanzel & Emilia Torabi/ Photos by art-photo.ca
Lise-Marie Cayer introduced her VOYOU collection Day 2; a comfortable yet trendy, contemporary style. Ultimately, her designs are formulated to convenience the consumer, making it easy to mix and match. Cayer also leads in menswear by revealing neutral and casual apparel.
VOYOU/Lise-Marie Cayer/ Photos by art-photo.ca
Closing the show on Saturday night, the multi-talented Andy Nguyen presented his fierce and sexy Y!DNA collection. Dark colours and unique textures like rubber and tablecloth were used in his collection... the mostly-naked guys weren't so bad either!
Y!DNA COLLECTION/ Andy Nguyen/ Photos by art-photo.ca
Young and daring designer Gwen Madiba showed off her playful and buoyant DARE collection on DAY 3 of OFW. Her designs are made to make women feel powerful and confident. The models all rocked bold colours and tastefully revealing dresses with high slits and embellished shoulders.
DARE/Gwen Madiba/ Photos by CanadaWears.ca
Closing the Show on Sunday night, Shweta Wahi hit the runway with her SOLACE collection. This Toronto-based designer incorporated a dash of culture as seen in these eastern designs. Comfortable and stylish looks were showcased by barefoot models, adding a certain ambience and Indian-influence on the runway.
Solace/Shweta Wahi/ Photos by art-photo.ca
Special thanks to Jasmin Ibrahim who helped with this OFW recap!